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Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’
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Geranium

Cranesbill

We’re talking about hardy Geraniums, not the better-known, anything-but-subtle Pelargoniums. True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with five-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems close to the palmately-divided leaves.

Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant a succession of varieties to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our selections are easily grown and will rebloom after flowering if lightly trimmed. Most die back in winter.

Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’ partial shade  shade lover

A buoyant display of pretty mauve pink flowers poised well above generous foliar mounds is what initially grabbed British-born Alec Anderson’s eye and compelled him to introduce this steadfast shade enthusiast in 2000. Slender leafy stems and broad shallowly divided green foliage gives way to open pastel-colored blooms, emphasizing somewhat reflexed petals and veined dark lavender centers with sprightly stamens. Soft-hued companions like Omphalodes ‘Starry Eyes’ or Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’ make a soothing statement for shadowy abodes.

Size: 18" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’ (P-1802)
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